000 Places to See Before You Die, 1

Written by: Patricia Schultz

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Around the World, continent by continent, here is the best the world has to offer: 1,000 places guaranteed to give travelers the shivers. Sacred ruins, grand hotels, wildlife preserves, hilltop villages, snack shacks, castles, festivals, reefs, restaurants, cathedrals, hidden islands, opera houses, museums, and more. Each entry tells exactly why it's essential to visit. Then come the nuts and bolts: addresses, websites, phone and fax numbers, best times to visit. Stop dreaming and get going.

This hefty volume reminds vacationers that hot tourist spots are small percentage of what's worth seeing out there. A quick sampling: Venice's Cipriani Hotel; California's Monterey Peninsula; the Lewis and Clark Trail in Oregon; the Great Wall of China; Robert Louis Stevenson's home in Western Samoa; and the Alhambra in Andalusia, Spain. Veteran travel guide writer Schultz divides the book geographically, presenting a little less than a page on each location. Each entry lists exactly where to find the spot (e.g. Moorea is located "12 miles/19 km northwest of Tahiti; 10 minutes by air, 1 hour by boat") and when to go (e.g., if you want to check out The Complete Fly Fisher hotel in Montana, "May and Sept.-Oct. offer productive angling in a solitary setting"). This is an excellent resource for the intrepid traveler.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Rachel Rogers
Always interested to see which I've visited previously. Since I've only traveled around parts of the US, Canada and the UK, it's also a stunning reminder of how big, beautiful, and amazing the world around us truly is. Go see something.
Hollie Bell-Schinzing
Many interesting ideas for a new adventure.
Manders
This book makes me want to travel....like right now!!!!!!
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Megan
It's a cop out to include so many hotels and restaurants.
Tracy Mueller
Great but not all I agree with. However, if you are looking for a mix of well known and unknown off the beaten path sites, this is a great reference!
Jenn
After reading about all these places, I have wanderlust to see them all :)!!!
Darla Stokes
This was my bathroom book for a really long time. I'm not sure why I didn't just give up on it and switch to magazines. I've been told I'm stubborn. Those people may have a point.

Anyway. 1000 places to see before you die. Only if for some reason you think that it's really important to see 1000 different hotels &/or restaurants. If you look in the index, it has different categories, like natural wonders or historical sites. However... several of the entries for historical sites included comme This was my bathroom book for a really long time. I'm not sure why I didn't just give up on it and switch to magazines. I've been told I'm stubborn. Those people may have a point.

Anyway. 1000 places to see before you die. Only if for some reason you think that it's really important to see 1000 different hotels &/or restaurants. If you look in the index, it has different categories, like natural wonders or historical sites. However... several of the entries for historical sites included comments like "if you've seen too many historical sites, you can luxuriate at this hotel over here...." Entries for museums expressed the notion that museums are something you'd only endure if you had children along and felt compelled to do something painfully educational. In fact, any entry that was not specifically for a hotel, resort, or restaurant gave a quick one or two sentence description of the site and then went on to detail the wonders of some nearby hotel, resort, or restaurant.

Interestingly, over 10% of the sites (I calculated it initially, but it's been a while, so I forgot, and I'm not interested enough to add it up again) were located in Great Britain. Other European countries got one or two entries each. And it's not like they were fabulous must-see sites. There's the prettiest town in northern Wales, and the prettiest town in western Wales, and the prettiest town in southern Scotland, and the prettiest town in north-northwest England, and... you get the picture. All of which, of course, with just The Most Wonderful 8-room inn possible.

It was quickly clear that all these hotels, resorts, and restaurants were ones that gave the author a free stay in exchange for a glowing review in her book.
Connie
I haven't exactly read this book, but I've certainly had a good time paging through it. It's well written and interesting, and provides a lot of useful information.

I decided to review this book when I was looking through the reviews on Goodreads, and many of them read something like: "1 star--OMG the author didn't pick my favorite place on earth and she listed too many old hotels. This book is the worst." Let me emphasize this: There is no objective and definitive list of the one thousand best I haven't exactly read this book, but I've certainly had a good time paging through it. It's well written and interesting, and provides a lot of useful information.

I decided to review this book when I was looking through the reviews on Goodreads, and many of them read something like: "1 star--OMG the author didn't pick my favorite place on earth and she listed too many old hotels. This book is the worst." Let me emphasize this: There is no objective and definitive list of the one thousand best places to see in the world. This is inherently a subjective endeavor. You cannot fail to preview the book, then buy it, then feel robbed when the author's list doesn't match to your own.

With that off my chest: I actually think this book has a very nice mix of sites in it. It lists everything from swimming with whale sharks, to an obscure bird reserve my parents visited in India, to fancy hotels and castles. I actually thought about getting a nature-only book (because that tends to be what I gravitate toward), but decided that this would be better--because it flags things that I may not find on my own. The book does "cheat" a little bit--not only are there something like 1,043 places listed, but whole cities are often listed as "places." (Though in all fairness, I don't know how you would pick any one or two things to flag in NYC anyway).

Furthermore, compared to a lot of the other books I looked through (and I looked through all that I could find), I thought this one had the best information; there is a half a page or a page of information on each site (this is not a slim book), and the information provides a bit of history or context (so the reader knows why some place they may never have heard of is worth visiting), and also provides information about seasonality, price, and so forth.

That said, there is a huge emphasis on the United States and Western Europe. Whether that was because of a bias on the part of the author, or because of a conscious tailoring of the book to the likely buyers and readers I'm not sure--but it's pretty hard to miss. For example, England has 41 sites, the United States has 190 (!), and China has 17(!!). I thought in particular India and China got really shafted. You cannot expect me to believe that Litchfield Hills, CT, is more interesting than the 18th most interesting site in China. But, the upside is that, as someone who is living in the US, there are a lot of target sites nearby.

Anyway--it's a fun book, as long as you treat it as what it is: droolworthy travel ideas based on one author's (subjective) list of interesting places to see around the world (and particularly in the US and Europe).

Edit: Also, from looking through more reviews, I'm really annoyed by the fact that so many reviewers seem to have a chip on their shoulder; a good number of critical reviews complain that the author flags 5-star hotels or expensive restaurants. So what? Some people like fancy resorts; if I had the money, I might stop by a couple myself. But seriously, you can't profess to be a world traveler then complain because you'd "never" be able to afford a meal at a $70/plate restaurant. Said world traveler had to buy a plane ticket to get there; I'm pretty sure if it was enough of a priority they could afford a meal at a really fancy restaurant. It may not be on your (or my) list of 1,000 best sites in the world, but that's the whole point, isn't it?
Linda
I read this and realized I'd only seen a dozen of the places so I better get busy. Haha.
purplemagnolia
This is one of those great books everyone should own, everyone with a passion or even just an interest in travel needs this book. I remember when I first saw it on the shelf in the book store. It was the type of book that literally leapt into my arms and said ‘buy me!”

At the front of the book there is a full page dedicated to this quote: “Life is not counted by the number of breaths you take but by the places and moments which take your breath away.” This describes rather aptly the philosophy of This is one of those great books everyone should own, everyone with a passion or even just an interest in travel needs this book. I remember when I first saw it on the shelf in the book store. It was the type of book that literally leapt into my arms and said ‘buy me!”

At the front of the book there is a full page dedicated to this quote: “Life is not counted by the number of breaths you take but by the places and moments which take your breath away.” This describes rather aptly the philosophy of this book. The general idea of the book is as the title suggests 1000 places you should see before you die.

The locations, festivals and attractions are listed by country and then grouped by continent making it a very accessible easy to read book. This is probably not the sort of book you sit down and read cover to cover (that’s not to say you couldn’t though...), but rather the kind of book you refer to often. One of those one’s which might sit unused on your shelf for months then all of sudden you find yourself referring to it often. It’s the kind of book which is very useful.

One of the things I love about this book is that it includes such a huge range of attractions but also caters for all sorts of price budgets. I have to admit, though that it lacks a little when it comes to backpacker range accommodation. This is the sort of book that would appeal to the backpacker traveller or to the more upmarket kind. It covers attractions from French Vineyards, to Welsh Book Festivals, to Cook Islands dance festivals, to Cuban Jazz festivals. It covers free events such as visiting London’s Portobello Market (well it’s free if you look and don’t buy...), to $600US a night accommodation (in New Zealand’s own Huka Lodge no less)!

This is well worth the read and makes an excellent reference book. This kind of book is a great present (especially for fathers or tricky-to-buy for brothers).
Carolyn
I had the first thick edition, and the second addition has added more countries, 200 new entries and over 600 color photos. At 1200 pages this is an interesting reference book for anyone who loves to travel or dreams of doing so. Look through it to see where you wish to go next or what highlights you may have missed in places you have already seen.
I have one large objection to the book that it may discourage budget travelers from going anywhere if they rely on this book entirely without furth I had the first thick edition, and the second addition has added more countries, 200 new entries and over 600 color photos. At 1200 pages this is an interesting reference book for anyone who loves to travel or dreams of doing so. Look through it to see where you wish to go next or what highlights you may have missed in places you have already seen.
I have one large objection to the book that it may discourage budget travelers from going anywhere if they rely on this book entirely without further research. For the first edition there were criticisms about only the most expensive luxury hotels were mentioned. This time she says more moderate hotels have been added, but these are more costly than the majority of people can afford. Having some experience in many of the countries mentioned, I know there are clean, comfortable hotels at a fraction of the prices. Far too many in the book are in the $350 to $500+ range, and the prices for the tours are definitely for the luxury traveler with deep pockets. I hope a third addition will be slanted more for the majority of people who want to see some of the world as this might scare them away. 2.5 stars
Tanya
I didn't actually READ this 1200 page book, but I went through it and put checkmarks and dates by all the places I have visited so far. My husband and I spend much of our discretionary money on travel, and I thought I'd been to a lot of destinations, but this book makes me realize I've barely scratched the surface. I like that it doesn't just give the major cities and typical tourist destinations, but recommends a lot of special smaller gems. Oh, I still have many trips to plan! Even in a countr I didn't actually READ this 1200 page book, but I went through it and put checkmarks and dates by all the places I have visited so far. My husband and I spend much of our discretionary money on travel, and I thought I'd been to a lot of destinations, but this book makes me realize I've barely scratched the surface. I like that it doesn't just give the major cities and typical tourist destinations, but recommends a lot of special smaller gems. Oh, I still have many trips to plan! Even in a country like England, where I lived for 6 months and have visited 3 other times, I haven't come close to seeing everything!

This will be a reference I'll come back to again and again to add new "completed" dates and get ideas for future vacations.
Janet
Best...gift...ever. And, after a decade, it continues to give.

Originally published back in 2003, this book is a treasure and a bucket list resource for insatiable wanderers. Not long after I first peeled the wrapping paper off of it in 2006, I threw my anal retention to the wind and left the itinerary of a celebratory wander entirely up to Patricia Schultz. This was no easy feat for me—and one of my better life decisions. The result was one of my favorite wanders (to Costa Rica and Belize) and the Best...gift...ever. And, after a decade, it continues to give.

Originally published back in 2003, this book is a treasure and a bucket list resource for insatiable wanderers. Not long after I first peeled the wrapping paper off of it in 2006, I threw my anal retention to the wind and left the itinerary of a celebratory wander entirely up to Patricia Schultz. This was no easy feat for me—and one of my better life decisions. The result was one of my favorite wanders (to Costa Rica and Belize) and the opening up of a whole new part of the world for future travel. Grab this book for yourself AND give it as a gift to that special wanderer in your life. If you are hungry for more—or prefer to stick to U.S. soil—grab 1,000 Places to See in the U.S.
Fabienne
Das Buch ist eine subjektive Zusammenstellung vieler sehenswerter Orte auf dieser Welt. Die Liste würde wohl je nach Interessen für jeden ein bisschen anders ausfallen, aber das stört mich nicht. Ich werde es wohl kaum schaffen, alle hier genannten Orte zu sehen (schade eigentlich), aber wie gesagt, manches interessiert mich auch nicht.
Und ja, die Autorin könnte sich ihre zahlreichen Empfehlungen zu Hotels und Restaurants sparen (damit würde man auch mind. 100 Seiten einsparen), denn wer solche Das Buch ist eine subjektive Zusammenstellung vieler sehenswerter Orte auf dieser Welt. Die Liste würde wohl je nach Interessen für jeden ein bisschen anders ausfallen, aber das stört mich nicht. Ich werde es wohl kaum schaffen, alle hier genannten Orte zu sehen (schade eigentlich), aber wie gesagt, manches interessiert mich auch nicht.
Und ja, die Autorin könnte sich ihre zahlreichen Empfehlungen zu Hotels und Restaurants sparen (damit würde man auch mind. 100 Seiten einsparen), denn wer solche Infos haben will, kann sich auch entsprechend spezielle Reiseführer für einzelne Ziele kaufen. Lieber mehr Infos zu den eigentlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten / Orten!
Als Überblick und Anregung für jeden Weltreisenden trotzdem ein tolles Buch!
Flauschi
1001 Plätze die man gesehen haben muss? Naja... vieles davon ist mir ehrlich gesagt zu kostenspielig. Mal ganz ehrlich, ein Hotelzimmer für 500€ pro Nacht? Geht's noch?
Nicht viele haben ein Gehalt von 1.000.000€ im Jahr und können sich das problemlos leisten.
Einige der Tipps waren echt schön und ich habe auch einiges gelernt, aber dennoch hat es mich enttäuscht da vieles Touristenhochburgen sind oder sich mittlerweile in kritischen Länder befindet, die man ohne Probleme gar nicht besuchen kann. 1001 Plätze die man gesehen haben muss? Naja... vieles davon ist mir ehrlich gesagt zu kostenspielig. Mal ganz ehrlich, ein Hotelzimmer für 500€ pro Nacht? Geht's noch?
Nicht viele haben ein Gehalt von 1.000.000€ im Jahr und können sich das problemlos leisten.
Einige der Tipps waren echt schön und ich habe auch einiges gelernt, aber dennoch hat es mich enttäuscht da vieles Touristenhochburgen sind oder sich mittlerweile in kritischen Länder befindet, die man ohne Probleme gar nicht besuchen kann.

Außerdem habe ich besondere Ziele vermisst, Ziele auf die man ohne weiteres einfach nicht kommen würde. Aber die Karibik, Malediven, USA, Ostjapan findet man fast überall. Schade
Jessica
I'm trying to think who the ideal reader of this book would be. Maybe someone who has travelled extensively who wants to sit around exclaiming "aHa, I've been there!" with a turn of each page. Or maybe someone who is about to embark on a lengthy world tour.

I picked it up out of curiosity, but realized that the sheer amount of information contained within is overwhelming and unhelpful. I just can't believe someone was paid to visit all of these places and then write what ends up being one page on I'm trying to think who the ideal reader of this book would be. Maybe someone who has travelled extensively who wants to sit around exclaiming "aHa, I've been there!" with a turn of each page. Or maybe someone who is about to embark on a lengthy world tour.

I picked it up out of curiosity, but realized that the sheer amount of information contained within is overwhelming and unhelpful. I just can't believe someone was paid to visit all of these places and then write what ends up being one page on each location!

Might be a good gift for someone to glance through when they're bored? As far as reading cover-to-cover, pointless.
Kat
just found out i won this book. wonder if any places i went to already are on there. no hope of ever getting to go anywhere but it will be fun to see what is on the list. no place better than limnos greece but doubt its on there!

thanks goodreads for picking me as winner, cant wait for it to come in the mail, nice xmas 2011 present!!

i looked through it, no way i'll ever get to see any of these places. made me mad that i was close to several and never got to see them and no way to see them ever. w just found out i won this book. wonder if any places i went to already are on there. no hope of ever getting to go anywhere but it will be fun to see what is on the list. no place better than limnos greece but doubt its on there!

thanks goodreads for picking me as winner, cant wait for it to come in the mail, nice xmas 2011 present!!

i looked through it, no way i'll ever get to see any of these places. made me mad that i was close to several and never got to see them and no way to see them ever. will give this away to someone who will get more use out of it.
Scarlett Copperfly
Some general idea here may be nice, but it certainly isn't worth buying the book for. No one needs to see all of these sights and frankly, many of them I will gladly avoid. Why? Because this is someone else's opinion. I'd rather look at the UNESCO heritage lists, talk to fellow travellers and discover different sights on my own then follow the advice of someone else, especially since there are more luxury trips here, than actual "normal" budgetfriendly travel.
Max Rocca
Avrei dato 4 stelle come valutazione, ma sfortunatamente l'Autrice prende in considerazioni troppe località e amenità, forse per l'obiettivo di raggiungere il numero1000. Comunque è un libro interessante per chi desidera visitare un Paese e trovare una curiosità legata ad un luogo da visitare. Diverse sono le curiosità, dai parchi nazionali, ai ristoranti,allo street food, ai paesaggi indimenticabili. Dedicato ai Grandi viaggiatori e a quelli curiosi come me!

Jonathan
Credit where due for the batch collection of 'places to see', and I am quite certain that many will have found this a useful tool in the 14 years since its release. However, this just isn't my 'tourism' and it never will be - perhaps it is for those who can not only afford plush hotels and the finest gourmet dining, but consider them 'essential visiting'. I just find the choices banal and her writing about them lacks the warmth and affection that elevates the best travel books.
Grass_Roots Books and Music
When I don't know where to go, or want to be inspired to find something new and exciting, I pick up this book. If you can't send your best friend or loved one on a trip around the world, you can at least hand them the inspiration to see the world in all its grandness and humility. It is also fantastic to learn a little bit about a lot of places, making it perfect for that person you know who dreams of being on Jeopardy (like me!).
Amanda Robinette
This book was very informative. The pictures are great and the information is very helpful. I dont think they could have given someone with travel in mind any more information. This will be standard for all my trips in the future. I received this book in a giveaway, so thanks to the author or publisher...
Kim
Love this book as a reference - to make notes in as to where I have traveled and the dates, to peruse & daydream over future travels, and to plan destinations and must-sees for the next adventure. I'm sure I won't visit all 1000 places physically before I die, but through reading, my imagination and the good ole Internet I'm pretty sure I can do it virtually and have a great time trying.
Sarah
Every time I visit a new place, I write the date down right inside this book. It is such a helpful volume for deciding on a destination since so many of the places listed in the book are not your typical 'tourist destinations'. But, many of them are, which gives travelers a nice variety. I highly recommend this book for anyone, whether you travel all over the world, or just a state or two away.
Amanda S.
This is a great book to pick up and read when you only have a few minutes at a time. I have been reading it casually for about 3 years, randomly opening it to a different section each time I pick it up. I have found a few new places to visit as a result of this book, but you definitely want to check out other sites and accomodations that whats listed.
Lori White
This is one of those books you keep at the side of the bed for inspiration. Lots of great places to dream about, to put on your list of top 100 places to visit "some day". It's a fairly goodd list, although there are some places I would have included and others I would have left out, but hey - that's why this lade wrote the book and I didn't!
Kat
Great title, great premise. Loads of fun to sift through and find where you've already been, and where you'd like to do (and that makes this a great graduation gift, IMO). But ultimately, disappointing. The blurbs about each place are much shorter and less descriptive than I had thought/hoped/imagined.
Stephanie
I didn't finish reading it. It's not really a book you read from cover to cover. But it is a very detailed, very informative book, that feeds my wanderlust. :) I'm "reading" the USA one next, since it's probably more likely I can actually see most of those places in my lifetime. Although I intend to give it my best shot internationally!
Angela Maloney
A neat book. I have a job that requires me to travel a lot internationally. I'm using this book to help me keep my sense of wonder alive and make sure that I take time to see amazing things near wherever I happen to be. I only wish it were more detailed about each of its recommendations. I see it as more of a reference book than one to be read all the way through.
Angela
I look at what is in the book for a particular country before I travel there, copy the pages and take them with me when I travel. I also highlight places I have been to - it's fun to use it as a scrapbook of sorts to look back on with amazement of how blessed I have been to travel to so many places!
A.
*spoiler*

There is a statue made of butter at the Iowa State Fair that is apparently a *must-see*.

In all seriousness, this book is pretty informative. It picks sites and events (and some cities), so it's organized quite a bit differently than your traditional travel book. It's also great book for inspiring daydreams of sailing along the Mekong River or the canals of Venice.
Jasmine
This book is only on my "couldn't finish" shelf because it's not really a book that you read cover to cover... However, I really enjoyed perusing this book. Definitely want to use this for trip-planning in the future.
Desiree
I will always have this book on my bedside table. It's great for planning and dreaming. I use it as a type of journal, writing the dates of when I hope to visit places in pencil and rewriting in pen when I've completed that journey.
Monica
This is a book I would always flip through at the bookstore, and then I got it for Christmas. There's not much to do with it. I marked the places I've been that make the cut, and looked to see if places I want to go make it. Otherwise...
Laura JC
I spent many hours poring over this compilation of places worthy of visiting. Many are places I'm not interested in going to, but it's fun to read or leaf through this book and make one's own wish list.
Shannon
great book to use as a traveler. lists all of the "must see" places in the world. places you do not want to miss out on... though i wouldn't follow it to a T... you might miss out on some really great places along your journey.
Rich Ochoa
The book should have a subtitle, "If You're Rich". Her list of 1001 places is pretty interesting, but a little biased toward seeing opulent hotels. There are few hotels that I feel I must see before I die. Well researched and quite informative.
Jena
This is nerdy travel porn at its best! Not only does the book include detailed descriptions of lovely and intriguing places around the globe, but it also provides information about festivals and the timing of other local events. A wonderful book for anyone who likes to daydream about travel...
Tina
Great to have as a reference or for getting ideas (as it sits on your coffee table!). I'm sure info/ links will change in time but it does highlight wonderful world treasures albeit in a high price category. I'd advise to using traveladvisor.com for other traveller recommendations!
Courtney
Ok, so we LOVE to travel, just don't get to do much of it---mostly because we have two HUGE dogs that slow us down a bit. BUT this is a very cool book and is not one you would read from beginning to end. We are going through and dog-earring the good/less expensive ones.
Hanako
This book is basically a list completed with basic information you can easily find everywhere. What it lacks is the capacity to convey the magic of the location, their purposes, their colors or the impressions they left in the traveller.
Kathy
i don't think I'll ever stop reading this book. its not one you sit down and read all the way through, its a reference book. If we're aching to go somewhere, I'll pull the book out and skim it.. its a fun read and interesting to see what they say about some places :)

Christina
This is an especially fun travel book! It is perfect for dreaming about possible vacations. You can also learn a lot about some of the world's greatest places. And of course, it's always fun to see what is included on a list like this one.
Kevin
This is the book we turn to whenever we travel. The author has never led us wrong. She gives great recommendations on places to see, things to eat, places to stay and gives great insight into things to do and see off the beaten track.
Kathleen
Ahhh... travel. I only only wish I could visit all of the places listed in the book. I have to admit though, I enjoy writing my notes in the margin about the places I've visited and when. Perhaps one day I'll complete it.
Ali Crain
There are some interesting suggestions here, many that I've seen. While I enjoy the obvious touristy spots I also like to find the off the beaten path ones too and this book does not really assist with that.
Lin
Most places listed in this book are expensive hotels or fancy tours. While it would be neat to see these things, it's pretty unreasonable for most people! I think a related book that has actual places, instead of expensive recommendations would be more useful.
Monica
Of the places I have been that are mentioned in this book, I agree with the author that they are 'must see' destinations. I look forward to visiting some of the others mentioned when I am travelling.
Steph
Not sure why I wanted to read someone else's idea of places people need to see before they die other than it sound slight interesting. It ended up not being a good read. She listed places I wouldn't want to visit. I'll just stick to my bucket list of places I want to visit.
Dottie
As with all the "before you die" list books -- I think it's pick and choose -- I think we all make our own lists -- but seeing what others think is often interesting as well. Still -- it's just a list.
Julia
Not impressed - leaves out some major national parks and world heritage sites in favor of famous golf courses and resorts. Seven destinations in Vermont and only two in Washington State, which is 7 times the size of Vermont and boasts islands, coastline, and volcanos?
Alix
I review this book each time I plan a road trip... just to see if I can work in a few places to see before I die... I don't necessarily agree with the 1,000 places (I could probably come up with 1,000 others), but it's a fun reference when you travel.
Christine
This book has potential to be something special but it has many faults, Much of the content is made up of ridiculously expensive hotels and restaurant. Many times the places are overshadowed by the masses of 300 dollar hotel. This book should be focused on the places, not the stupid hotels.
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OK, I didn't read ALL of it, mostly because, it's more like a traveling encyclopedia. I definitely want to buy this, since this is, obviously, a book to keep around for, well, life. VERY informative.
Jean Grant
This was fun to thumb through seeing where I had and hadn't been. It's aimed at either the armchair traveler or the uber-rich traveler. Made me feel so poverty-stricken--to know I couldn't afford 99% of the hotels they recommend. There's needs to be a 1000 Places to Stay for the Broke
Marissa
I didn't read each and every page of this book but over two months created a bucket list of 37 places I would like to visit during my lifetime. I did, however go through every single page and learn about the ones that interested me.
Beth
I found this book more appropriate to the upscale traveler who appreciates comfort. There are a lot of fancy hotels and restaurants in here. I was hoping to see things more to my travel fancy - like exotic sights and unique experiences.
Robin
I am agoraphobic, so this book should be retitled: 1001 Places I'll Never Visit, But Hey, It's Nice to Dream.
Teresa
Makes you sad to know you cant possibly see all of them ;(
Maria
Really disappointed that there are no places for Korea!
Christine
One of Mom's books. Gave us a lot of great ideas for future travels.
An
1000 places to avoid if you dont like crowds
Definitelydennis
If you like making lists of places you want to go for no apparent reason this is the book for you!
Isabel
This is an addicting book for anybody who likes to travel, but it is certainly interesting and worth the read.
Katie
This is oriented towards higher-end travelers (includes lots of fancy resorts & palaces), but nevertheless is still giving me lots of ideas of places to include on my travels.
JoyceM
I thought I had been to a lot of places but I still have 960 to go. I loved reading about the places I'd been and dream about the ones I'd like to go to.
Marts (Thinker)
Highlighting various places to visit around the world
Liz
Some good suggestions--I have others and disagree with some--
but de gustibus
buy it second hand or borrow from library.
Siraj Shaikh
I wanted to see how many places I needed to see before I died. I still have a lot of traveling to do!
Katherine
My new guide to traveling, passed to me from Mike.
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